Mad Men Season 7 Promo Photos Part 2

Posted on March 17, 2014

These pics are too rich in detail not to have some fun with them. We still maintain that you can’t predict storylines or look for deeper meaning in these pictures, but the costuming always tells a story of its own.

 

Ken is the only man in this picture who will look back on this decade and not cringe or laugh at what he was wearing. Loving Peggy’s white gloves.

 

A Seagram’s ad. “Mr. Carson’s suits provided by Botany 500.”

 

Kitten heels and colored tights.

 

She looks absolutely stunning here, but we have to admit, it feels a little off from the direction the character’s been moving, style-wise. Her clothes have gotten less sexy and more business-like over the course of the series, as befits the character’s arc. On the other hand, if you’re the account rep for AVON, BITCHES and it’s 1969 and you look like Joan Holloway Harris, how could you not dress like this.

 

Jim Cutler never changes. Ted has discovered the Dry Look.

 

We feel like this scene is missing microphones and guitars. And possibly Ed Sullivan.

 

Portraits in Bitchface. Sally can go head to head with her mother on that front. Love her lace tights. And Mrs. Francis definitely got her mojo back in time for the seventies. She’s a tiny bit bold for a Republican political wife of the period, but you could argue any politician with a wife who looks like a movie star would encourage her to turn it up a notch.

 

And speaking of epic bitchface, who wins in the following matchoff?

We’re sorry that Pete and Betty didn’t have more scenes together, so we can judge more effectively who has the more potent bitchface. We’ve gotta say, based on these pics, Pete takes it by a nose. A nose slightly uplifted in disgust at you.

That is one hell of a swoop on Betty’s head. A whole can of AquaNet went into that one.

 

Up till now, the only woman to wear hoops has been Dawn, Don’s secretary.

Tom’s grandmother had that exact brooch. We suspect a lot of people’s mothers and grandmothers had that brooch.

 

FIERCE.

We predict orange and pink as the dominant color scheme this season, just as blue and green dominated last season.

 

Never changing.

 

 

Miss Holloway upped her jewelry budget, clearly. Five years before, the only time you saw earrings like that, they were on a hooker. Peggy’s formerly “ethnic” hoops and Joan’s and Megan’s formerly shockingly vulgar danglies signal the ways in which dominant white culture and traditional thinking on morality were changing. In other words, you could look at the earrings on the women here and note how they represent both the advance of African-American civil rights as well as the turning point of the sexual revolution. Now that’s some primo costuming.

 

 

 

 

[Photo CRedit: Fraken Ockenfels 3/AMC]

    • RussellH88

      I was kinda shocked to see Betty in something that…groovy.

      • suzq

        Third season, she and Don went to Italy and she came home with a Pucci pantsuit. She was groovy before it was cool to be groovy.

        • Kit Jackson 1967

          Betty in Italy was stunning! She was beyond stunning.

    • Mrs. Julien

      a. #teambeard
      b. #teamfringe

      • Kate Andrews

        No #teambolotie ?

        • Mrs. Julien

          #norteamascot

        • MerBearStare

          #teambolotie4life

        • leahpapa

          GINSBERG!

          • fursa_saida

            YES!

      • MK03

        Gotta go with #teambeard. I just can’t get on board with suede fringe.

        • Mrs. Julien

          I’m a sucker for fringe. It makes me want to listen to The Who.

        • ladybane

          Pish. I totally want to get on board, perhaps on his motorcycle and then we roar off into the sunset. #teambeard&fringe

          • MK03

            Oh, I’d totally board Stan. Beard and fringe or not.

        • Wendi126

          Ah Stan’s exact jacket is upstairs in the spare closet. It goes with me always :)

        • Qitkat

          I bought my suede fringe jacket sometime in the nineties. I still get compliments every time I wear it. Those jackets really are timeless and classic.

          • alyce1213

            My sister got one ages ago, somewhere in the wilds of Canada, Manitoba maybe, and it’s still amazing, a head turner. I’ve been plotting or years to steal it.

            • Qitkat

              *g* Mine came from the wilds of Lord & Taylor ala Ralph Lauren. I hesitated a bit over the price at the time, but it’s more than been worth it. That experience taught me that if you really really love something, buy it; down the road, it’s only money you probably would have frittered away on lesser stuff.

            • formerlyAnon

              A pair of black boots I bought (with much guilt) in 1985 while unemployed, and only laid to rest (with much regret) last year, taught me that.

            • http://www.GiftedCollector.com/ The Gifted Collector

              Amen. Up until I got divorced and opened my store ten years ago, I was shopping at Bloomingdale’s. Since then, dozens of cheap items have come and gone, but I’m still wearing several classic Eileen Fisher pieces from the late ’90s–and still getting compliments on them. Quality lasts.

          • Wendi126

            Mine was bought in 1977. Haven’t worn it in years. If it fits I’m wearing it this week

        • decormaven

          That jacket always reminds me of David Crosby. He rocked that fringe!

      • Meg0GayGuys6

        I’m BEYOND excited for Stan!!! I’m sure it’s bordering on sad, but I hope the BKs would understand.

      • MartyBellerMask

        #teamtightiewhities

    • Kate Andrews

      WOOOOO! I think I like Sally’s outfit the best. And Vincent Kartheiser should be thanking his lucky stars they didn’t make Pete have a combover.

      • Kate Andrews

        Oh, and suits by Botany 500 made me laugh.

        • Wendi126

          Don’t know which made me laugh more..that or Ted discovering the Dry look… Dry look commercials were all over tv lol

      • MK03

        I could be wrong, but I think he’s wearing a hairpiece. I swear I can see the faintest line of a lace-front in that close-up.

        • Lucía Gavello

          That might explain the excessive makeup on the forehead.

        • Kate Andrews

          Oh, that would be great. I hope Pete’s piece gets blown in the wind. He HAS to look foolish at some point this season!

          • MK03

            Oh, don’t worry about that. Pete looks like a complete dingus at least once a season.

            • Kate Andrews

              My favorite was when Lane Pryce decked him.

            • Alloy Jane

              Mine too! I was thinking Pete Campbell’s Punch Out. One of the greatest scenes from the show. I was hysterical with laughter, I must admit. Hysterical.

            • Little_Olive

              That and the quasi-fall off the stairs -which looked way better than if he had rolled down the entire flight. Delightful.

        • http://aspotofwhimsy.com/ diane {a spot of whimsy}

          They make Vincent shave back his hairline a little more each season, so that may be what you’re looking at.

        • MsALVA

          I thought that the guy playing Pete actually shaves down his hairline when he’s filming? Maybe what you see as a hairpiece line is actually his real hairline under makeup.

      • sojourneryouth

        ADORE Sally’s outfit! The matching shoes are killer. Also, I want Peggy’s brooch. I would rock it with my librarian cardigan and gold sweater guard.

        • SportifLateBoomer

          I saw the picture of Sally and I can FEEL those tights on my legs. I totally had them.

          And think I have Peggy’s brooch somewhere as a hand me down from my mom or aunts.

          • sojourneryouth

            Lucky! :)

          • Elizabeth I

            I had those tights too!

        • Spicytomato1

          I have that brooch, from my mom, except that it’s yellow with an orange center. Very much in keeping with the color palette of the times. I just gave it to my niece since I figured my sons wouldn’t appreciate it as much.

      • Chris

        I’m always amazed at Janie Bryant’s grasp of what colors were popular- down to the exact year. Sally’s shoes in that green with orange are identical to an older suit of my Mom’s from that exact year. Same green and same orange trim- spot on. Ms. Bryant knocks it out of the park every time. There is never a false note costuming wise.

        • Lorelei_D

          Janie Bryant gets every little detail. The cylindrical buttons on Peggy’s top were popular on all kinds of clothes. She looks too young IRL to know that, but you can tell she isn’t just mining the fashion magazines; people didn’t dress like fashion editorials back then any more than they do now. And wearing gloves to fly! If we can’t watch the Mad Men cruise through the ’70′s I want to watch whatever she’s working on!

          • Kit Jackson 1967

            I was born after this era. Were people still wearing gloves on planes in the late 1960s? It looked odd/off to me.

            • Lorelei_D

              Yes! That is about the earliest I am old enough to remember flying. You definitely wore good clothes to travel, gloves for women & girls.

            • Kit Jackson 1967

              Thanks for educating the younger generation.

        • Spicytomato1

          Yes. I marvel at how she brings all the photos I have from that era so faithfully to life, and the props and scenery are equally perfect. It’s almost eerie, feels a little like time travel. I takes me a moment to emerge back in the present after watching or looking at photos like this.

      • JulieTy

        I *Had* Sally’s outfit!!

    • SylviaFowler

      Don looks amazing. Of all of them, his look is the one that stands the test of Style Time.

      • Gatto Nero

        Yes. Knockout.

      • Little_Olive

        I am so very eager to hear TLO’s interpretation on that fact. There is something about survival in that un-evolving man.

      • snarkmeister

        His refusal to change with the times will be the death of him. I am convinced that the series will end with him taking a dive out of his office window (just like in the credits sequence).

        • SylviaFowler

          Nobody ever died because they didn’t follow every silly fashion trend. Also, Weiner has explicitly ruled out the possibility that Don, or anyone on the show, will fall or jump out the window.

          • snarkmeister

            I didn’t say he was going to die because he doesn’t follow fashion trends. I said he was going to die because he refuses to change. Also, the LOST creators swore it wasn’t purgatory. It was purgatory. ;-) So forgive me if I take Weiner’s statement with a grain of salt.

    • TiarasandFeathers

      I have a pic of my mother in Peggy’s entire look from the waist up, but with some late sixties moderate cat eyes. I wish I could find that daisy brooch in a box somewhere, it’s going to be worth something now as “Peggy Mad Men Daisy Pin Final Season” or whathaveyou on Ebay. Loving Joan getting less dowdy. And, does anyone else see a bit of “Valley of the Dolls” (in a bad way) in Megan? (analyzing costuming for plot points in 3,2,1. . .)

      • Kate Andrews

        She definitely has the scariest expression, or is that just the false eyelashes?

        • leahpapa

          I actually recoiled when I scrolled down to that one. She looks a decade older and 100mgs more methaqualone’d than the aspiring actress we met in 1965.

          • Kate Andrews

            Dolls!

            • TiarasandFeathers

              exactly. the second I saw it, I started singing the creepy song “Gotta get off, gotta get off. . .”

            • Kate Andrews

              Is she Anne or Neely, or a combination of both?

            • Chris

              Well she was Anne, maybe this season she’s become Neely? Scary thought.

          • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com cheekypinky

            Yes. I hope it’s an intentionally bad photo of her, since Megan is normally stunning.

        • ellaquince

          I wish she would fix her teeth. I can’t even look at her.

        • Chris

          It’s like they deliberately chose the worst looking picture of Megan. She’s a beautiful actress how hard is it to get a flattering picture of her?

          • MartyBellerMask

            Maybe they did!! Perhaps the smoking escalated to something worse and these pictures are foreshadowing her downfall. (Hope not.)

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

          That lipstick is also has responsibility in making her looking scary in a bad way.

          • JulieTy

            That lipstick sure looks like Yardley “Good Morning” to me.

        • fursa_saida

          I think it’s actually the lipstick. I covered up her eyes and she still looked scary; covered up her mouth and she looked great.

      • Nicole C

        We should start some kind of forum to post photos of our loved ones in the same drag!

        • Kate Andrews

          I totally agree. My parents and I are going to Hawaii in May, and my mother was talking about the “muumuu” she wore there when they went in 1969. I put that in quotes because it’s actually a formfitting dress. Turquoise background with blue flowers. It’s fab!!

        • housefulofboys

          Or ourselves… >_<

          • formerlyAnon

            Chuckling as I drag my dessicated carcass across the Sands of Time all-inclusive Resort for the Ancient. Vultures provided free of charge.

      • MK03

        You really can’t predict anything form the promo pics. They’re only useful for setting the time frame and maybe–maybe –the general vibe of the season.

        • Chris

          Yes, even the clothes generally aren’t even used in the show if they are in the promo pictures. The only exception I can remember is Joan’s blue satin evening gown from last year. (Which was stunning).

      • http://Reneesance.etsy.com Reneesance

        My grandmother had that brooch. Both of my grandmothers had that brooch. Need to see if my sister has them now :)

        • ladybane

          My mother definitely still has one… it’s her odd tradition to wear it on Mother’s Day. I always thought it was kinda dorky.
          Now I just covet the hell out of it.

          • Chris

            I have some. I think they are really cute. Emma on Glee helped bring the trend back with all her retro pins and sweater clips a few years ago. Now a lot of places make new versions of them.

        • Sarah

          My mom had it. I have it now. (And matching screw-back earrings!) Daisies were her favorite – she carried them at her wedding. In 1966.

          • http://Reneesance.etsy.com Reneesance

            My mother had daisies and tiger lilies for her wedding in 1976! You can’t beat the classics.

          • twocee

            Screw-back earrings! I have a whole box of those from my mom. Gaudy as hell, but still fun.

            • Sarah

              Yeah the screw backs are my grandma’s. I got to root through her costume jewels when she passed. Also some studs with a little bendy wire ending with a pearl to clip on with. Much nicer than actual clippy clip-ons, IMO, but I got pierced when I was a baby so I never really had to worry about it.

            • rainwood1

              You brought back long-forgotten memories about the pearl press on earrings. Then I saw you were talking about your grandmother. Ouch.

            • SierraDelta

              Welcome to formerlyAnon’s Sands of Time All-inclusive Resort for the Ancient. We’ve been looking forward to your arrival, and we do hope that you’ll enjoy your extended stay with us. Complimentary picture of you making the acquaintance of one of our friendly vultures as our special thank you to you for joining us.

            • formerlyAnon

              Gosh I laughed. So very easy to picture in the mind’s eye, as well.

            • Sarah

              My grandmother was a very stylish and lovely woman. No ouches necessary :)

        • Chris

          Those white earrings were in every grandmother’s jewelry box (then on every yard sale table) in the 1980′s.

        • alyce1213

          My mom had the daisy pin, but white with black polka dots. Now I have it.

      • Anna Bergman

        Those Daisy brooches are always at Goodwill.

        • TiarasandFeathers

          not in this town. hipsters!

      • ellaquince

        I have a brooch similar to that one — floral, pink with a gold tone center. It was in my mother’s jewelry box. I remember that she also had a jumpsuit in a print almost exactly like Megan’s, but it was v-neck and sleeveless.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        Yes, totally thought “Valley of the Dolls” when I saw Megan.

      • Alloy Jane

        Yes, I totally see Valley of the Dolls in Megan. Missed this comment though and responded with that elsewhere. It makes me a little bit angry, actually, but I’m touchy about the way society punishes women who want careers or who defy male dominance so that’s how I perceive any downward arc Megan might be headed towards. Been staring at the Stop Telling Women to Smile anti-street harassment campaign for most of the morning so I’m a little bit bristly this morning.

      • snarkmeister

        No comments about how Peggy is all in green & blue (the “cheating” colors from last season)? Ted’s wearing green-ish and blue as well. Does this mean their affair is back on? I hope not. I hope Peggy tells him where he can shove it the next time he comes sniffing around her. He treated her like absolute crap with his push/pull game last season.

      • rainwood1

        The costuming and hair may look like Valley of the Dolls, but it was also just generally true for the times. I didn’t have enough hair for that look, but it was what a lot of us were going for. And the prints were crazy as the psychedelic phase trickled down to the masses.

    • Hoffa_w_HerHead

      I. Cannot. Wait.
      Peggy is still rocking the blue & green, but it is less prevalent on the other women. Hmmm.
      Also, Megan is beautiful. That picture? Not so much.

      • yethica

        I AGREE. She looks freaking haggard and scary.

      • MK03

        It’s the lipstick. It makes her lips look chapped.

        • ellaquince

          And those misshapen teeth!

          • AnaRoW

            You’ve already posted that twice (that I’ve noticed). We get it!

            • ellaquince

              I’m sorry; really, it’s only twice. No more. Glad you get it, but what I really need to know is do you agree?! :)

            • http://dorothydamage.wordpress.com/ Dorothy Damage

              Your body snarking is unnecessary and unneeded. Seriously.

            • ellaquince

              Unnecessary AND unneeded? Is there a difference? (I’m a language “snark” too.) Hope you’re also shaming the people who are “snarking” on Pete’s lack of hair. Most of the body shaming in our culture is on people who are overweight; I think glamorizing those who are underweight is just as bad — maybe more dangerous — and I point it out when I see it.

            • http://dorothydamage.wordpress.com/ Dorothy Damage

              You say language snark, I say rude and petty. They weren’t weren’t snarking his hair, they were asking if he was wearing a hairpiece for the role, or if he was still shaving it off. Not the same thing as repeatedly insulting an actress for her teeth and weight. She’s always been tall and thin, and insulting her won’t somehow reverse all the body shaming for overweight women. We shouldn’t be shaming any women. It’s also well known that you don’t body shame on this site. Hate her makeup and don’t think that it flatters her? Fine, but there’s no need to attack her her body (which she doesn’t need to change) just because you don’t find it ‘appropriate’. That’s bullshit.

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

              Oh, please. Are you also pointing out the danger of having large teeth? You’re body-snarking and it’s against the rules here. Please stop.

        • Alloy Jane

          Yeah, I wonder why they make her look so worn. Makes it hard to NOT make assumptions about the coming season based on this photo collection. She’s the only one who doesn’t look smashing. Her eyes are more bloodshot, her lips look chapped, her skin looks dry. She looks like she’s been smoking since she was 10.

          • MK03

            I think the lighting, makeup, angle and color choices combined in a perfect storm of an unflattering photo.

            • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

              I can’t believe this was the picture they chose for the promo. I think somebody hates her for being so freaking gorgeous all the time.

        • decormaven

          Wonder when we will see frosted lipstick? It will make its appearance for sure.

          • rainwood1

            I was wondering that myself. Or the local favorite at my high school which was putting flesh-colored concealer (Erase if I remember correctly) on your lips. It made everyone look like a corpse but no one thought so at the time.

            • SierraDelta

              Ooh, flashback!

            • formerlyAnon

              I’d forgotten that.

          • ninanan10 .

            Yardly Lip Slickers! Good Night!

    • Nicole C

      I LOVE that photo of our dear Ms. Halloway in descent from the plane. Dear Joan – Never stop being fabulous. xoxo, Your adoring followers in California

      • leahpapa

        I saw that shot and thought, Oh, Joan Holloway Harris, my body-type spirit animal! RIP the reign of the hour-glass figure, at least as far as the fashion industry is concerned. I get grumpy when people call these “womanly” forms – women, of course, come in bodies that are organized in a variety of ways and have lots of different shapes – but it does seem that one type of so-called ectomorphic physique has dominated advertising and runways for at least half a decade now.

        • Lower L

          Only half a decade?

          • leahpapa

            I have mentallystuckinninetiesosis, so I always do the math wrong. I was thinking the heyday of the hour glass was probably the 1950s, no? I feel like we’ve read some Mad Style posts about how Joan’s figure was already being outmoded by the gamine shapes that suited mod styles – dropped waists, A-line shifts, etc.

            • Lower L

              I’m with you on the mentallystuckinninetiesosis, although the variety that I have sometimes extends back to the eighties. I intended my comment to be a sort of wry nudge, but now I see that it looks harsh on its own. My apologies.

            • leahpapa

              No, no – not harsh at all! I actually had a long conversation with someone where we were talking about how dated a journal article written in 1994 was. We both kept saying, “This science is ten years old!” And then [record scratch] I realized how wrong I was…

            • Lower L

              [Chuckle] For some reason, my brain insists that the ’60s were twenty years ago, and has done so for quite a long time. I presume this is because the first time I gave that decade any thought was during my teens in the 1980s.

            • SierraDelta

              Basic addition and subtraction are vastly overrated. ;-D

            • Kit Jackson 1967

              If it makes you feel better, you could just be bad at math instead of suffering from mentallystuckinninetiesosis. I’m not stuck in a decade, but my math skills aren’t great.

          • melisaurus

            Half a century more like. Except when it was cool to have muscles in the 80s.

      • Chris

        She’s lovely. I wish they would give her a little bigger hair though. She would look very pretty with it backcombed more.

    • deathandthestrawberry

      I know I’ve mentioned this here before, but my father owned the fringed jacket Stan is wearing and wore it well in to the early 70s. He also sported a beard, although it was more closely trimmed than the one Stan is wearing. It’s like my childhood is happening all over again. I love this show!

      My mom, OTOH, always wore her hair short, similar to the way Ken’s wife wears it, but she’s not in any of these photos. Dammit!

      • Mary Stone

        My dad was Don Draper, without the wolfish behavior. He had the same hairstyle (his hairdressing of choice was Vitalis), same conservatively colored suits with occasional side trips in to the land of colorful but tasteful sport jackets and knit tops, and everything fit beautifully. I’ll have to find/scan his college graduation head shot to prove it.

    • sugarkane105

      I know it must be accurate to the time period, but my Lord are Megan’s lipstick and eyelashes ugly.

      Also, check out how much thigh we’re seeing on Peggy!

      • marlie

        I noticed that about the thigh on Peggy, too!

        • decormaven

          And she’s wearing her Topaz pantyhose!

          • MartyBellerMask

            The pantyhose were what I noticed first! The dark “suntan” color, never trying to match her skin tone. :)

      • melisaurus

        Check out the leg on Joan! I can’t remember her wearing something above the knee before!

    • Ms. Schmidt

      Pete is giving epic bitchface. Epic.

    • Michael_Jones

      Wow. A double-breasted suit even makes Kevin Rahm look big (assuming that’s not a character choice for this season). It’s like a cautionary tale for non-Hollywood built men, and I’m taking notes…

      • MK03

        He looks thicker. I wonder if Ted is eating his feelings this season?

        • Kate Andrews

          Sittin on the couch with Betty, eating Bugles.

          • zenobar

            You say that like it’s a bad thing.

        • MartyBellerMask

          Well he doesn’t look happy. I am sure he’s not. Maybe he’s given up. And/or he’s trying to keep up with the trends and failing miserably.

      • Anna Bergman

        Did they get to keep the Hersheys account?

        • MK03

          I’m sure they had to do some damage control, but I’m sure that SC&P’s assurances that Don had been shitcanned and his idea would be scrapped was sufficient for them.

      • Chris

        I couldn’t decide if the suit is just too big or if he was supposed to have gained weight (which I doubt because they never give those things away beforehand). I think it’s an unheard of case of Janie Bryant putting someone into something that doesn’t fit well. I’m a little stunned by it.

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

      Were men’s pants really that short and wide? Not a great look.

      • formerlyAnon

        Yes. Farther into the ’70s they stayed wide (or got wider) and got longer. Jeans dragged the ground, or very nearly.

        • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

          I knew about the 70s, but I didn’t realise it was a reaction against Little Dutch Boy trousers.

      • SierraDelta

        My first office job (in the early 70s) was in a very conservative law firm. After four years of college, where bell bottoms gloriously self-shredding along the pavement were the norm, it was culture shock to see men’s sock-clad ankles at work.

    • KinoEye

      Love it all, especially my Joanie and SALLY. Yes to a good pink and orange motif. And Pete’s bitchface is THE bitchface. No disrespect to Betty, but he wins this round. Loving Megan’s close-up portrait, too.

      Maybe the wrong place for this, but: L’Wren Scott? What the hell? So sad.

      • Gatto Nero

        Disturbing and very sad.

      • Pennymac

        Holy crap! I just Googled. So so sad!

        • Sarah

          Yeah, awful. And I really liked her designs, too. What a waste.

        • fursa_saida

          Oh, no. I just looked it up myself, and I’m so depressed to see that every headline lists her as Mick Jagger’s girlfriend. I get that that will get them eyeballs, but it really depresses me that even in death she’s referred to as an extension of him.

          • gabbilevy

            That had me so steamed. I made the person responsible for tweeting at my news org change it.

            • KinoEye

              Good on you!

          • KinoEye

            Yeah. A friend on Facebook said “Mick Jagger’s girlfriend died!” I appreciate the sentiment, but… the woman was a powerful fashion designer with a highly successful career. If I’m being petty, I’d say she was doing better than Jagger at this point, career-wise. She deserves more, and better, than being remembered as Mick Jagger’s woman.

          • SylviaFowler

            Most people don’t know any fashion names that aren’t A+ list. As much as I enjoyed L’Wren’s work, she wasn’t the cream of the crop, name recognition-wise.

      • alyce1213

        I just read a bit about it, it’s so sad.

        • KinoEye

          They’re supposed to, but much like Pirates of the Carribean, most journalists think of the rules as being more like guidelines.

          • decormaven

            Nailed it.

      • MartyBellerMask

        3 days later and I finally got Disqus to work…. I hadn’t heard the news. But then I’ve stopped facebooking, so that could explain it.
        Terribly sad and tragic. :(

    • Kitten Mittons

      Cannot wait for Season 6 on Netflix so that I can refresh myself on everything.

      April 13 is going to come veeeery slowly. I guess I could do my taxes while I wait.

    • MK03

      DIGGING. SALLY.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        The tights slay me.

      • decormaven

        I am clapping my hands, just taking in that look. I had those tights!

        • alyce1213

          Me tooooo!

          • decormaven

            I have the feeling this will be the season many of the BKs will be seeing items from long-ago closets that were much loved.

            • alyce1213

              Yes, it was THE time — a real change: revolutionary, fun, happy clothing. Sometimes a little ugly, looking back, but a good, comforting kind of ugly.

    • Cassidy Olsen

      This just got me soooo excited for next season and all of your recaps!

    • Let it out

      I miss the clothes from the era of the beginning of the show – clothing from this period is aggressively ugly.

      • mshesterp

        My dad had Harry’s hair/sideburns, and oh, how I laugh when I see those photos! Harry’s ascot is just the BEST. And by that, I mean the absolute WORST.

        • ryenerman

          I can’t stop looking at it and being horrified all over again. It’s like a terrible car wreck.

    • yethica

      Anyone else think Megan looks more terrifying than fierce in that headshot? I mean… for someone as gorgeous as that actress is in real life, they made her look pretty dreadful.

      • charlotte

        This!

      • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

        I can’t figure out what they did to her lips, and why…

        • snarkykitten

          yeah, somehow the lipstick + retouching is giving her teeth a la the Hessian in Sleepy Hollow. (The Tim Burton version I mean)

      • Eva_baby

        She’s scaring me. But damned if she doesn’t look like she is ready to hit a key party.

      • pookiesmom

        Totally agreed. She looks kind of nightmarish here. I wonder if that was intentional…? I’m assuming so.

      • judybrowni

        She’s straight out of a Hammer horror film.

    • Sabin

      Having spent the weekend sick in bed, captive to a beach movie marathon Saturday, my only comment is that it is seriously odd to see Betty wearing Annette Funicello’s hairdo. Exact replica.

    • MK03

      Could anyone have predicted that, of all the bigwigs at Sterling Cooper, that Roger would be the one to embrace late-60s style and work it like a champ??

      • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

        And he’s doing it without her young wife to help him to get in tune with the times.

      • zenobar

        Roger’s a natural dandy though. Remember those gorgeously cut three-piece suits he wore in the early sixties? Nothing like a handsome fella in a well-cut suit…

      • Kit Jackson 1967

        Not me, that’s for sure. Although Roger’s wearing a more sedate version of it than Harry.

    • msdamselfly

      I had an orange and pink bedroom in the 60′s. Bright orange carpeting and curtains with orange/pink flowered bedspreads and wallpaper, all of it selected by my mother.

      • alyce1213

        But you’re okay now . . . right? :) My mother’s kitchen was chartreuse. Mostly everything else in the house was shades of brown.
        She spared my bedroom, though — it was actually nice : lilac and white with black accents (I don’t know what got into her).

        • msdamselfly

          Oh yes. The pattern of wallpaper was actually quite lovely.

      • Imasewsure

        Same here except for the carpet… the rest of my furniture (wicker of course) was spray painted pink and orange as well (of course)

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com/ The Gifted Collector

        Janie Bryant bought a two-piece orange pant suit from me. Can’t wait to see who wears it.

        • formerlyAnon

          I am waiting excitedly to hear from you as pieces you sold her show up on screen, especially if you can tell if/how they were altered or remade. (I’m assuming you’re allowed to talk about it all once they appear on t.v.)

          • http://www.GiftedCollector.com/ The Gifted Collector

            I’m literally tingling with excitement and anticipation. I hope there are screen shots here of my things so I can write, “THAT’S MINE!!!”

            I’m also curious to see if they change anything. There were so many pieces she didn’t buy that I had thought were slam dunks and some that made me say, “Huh?” There are some vests hand crocheted by my grandmother. Didn’t everyone’s grandmother crochet them a vest with the fringe ties, if not a granny square afghan?

        • msdamselfly

          Good ON YOU!

    • alyce1213

      “That is one hell of a swoop on Betty’s head” s/b Peggy.

      • sarah jacobs

        Actually those shoes are spot on. it’s exactly the sort of thing that i remember from Seventeen magazine during those years. People owned fewer shoes, especially growing girls. Those were dress shes. I think my older sister had a really similar pair. the only thing that would have been more perfect was matching them with a pair of Peter Max stockings…boy did I ever lust after those.

        • alyce1213

          I didn’t mean the style of the shoe, which is correct. I had pairs like that, too. I meant the COLORS (olive green and light red!) — with that dress. I lived in the era and the shoes would have matched a color in the dress (probably the blue, secondary chartreuse, pink or yellow). The 21st C costumer’s choice is a lot bolder and more unmatchy than any mid-20th century girl like Sally (or me).

          • Sarah

            Yep that’s what I thought. Matching was where it was at.

            • sarah jacobs

              I remember my sister and her cohorts wearing shoes that might not have matched every outfit… if those were your school shoes or dress shoes you just wore them even if the colors didn’t match because the shoes matched the level of dressed up even if they didn’t match the garment. I remember a similar pair of mustard yellow shoes worn by either me or one of my sisters that we wore even if the colors didn’t go with a particular outfit…

            • alyce1213

              Well, I sure didn’t have a pair of shoes to match every outfit either. Of course, kids will wear why they have, but even so, I can’t see a girl of that era pairing those particular colors, especially not Sally Draper.

      • decormaven

        Hmm, but Sally’s influenced by NYC- her mom is dressing more to date, and she definitely gets to shop with Megan, who’s a trend-follower to the core. Oh to have been able to shop in a big city when I was her age- [swoon].

        • alyce1213

          But the trend was matchy. Or go-go boots. I did grow up in NYC in that era (don’t hate please) and spent countless Saturdays at Bloomingdale’s and The Different Drummer, which was a popular hippie clothing store up the street.

          • decormaven

            Lucky duck! Ooh, The Different Drummer. There’s a great Peter Max print associated with that store.

            • alyce1213

              Yup. Peter Max’s work embodied the 60s-70s aesthetic.

          • Mary Stone

            Unfortunately a suburb-dweller back then, had to make do with the Lemon Frog shop in Sears…

            • alyce1213

              Lemon Frog — sounds groovy.

    • Gatto Nero

      Betty’s looking pretty hard and brittle here.
      Is it the hair, or her marriage?

      • Kate Andrews

        Diet pills!

    • Mismarker

      Megan looks like she wants to eat my babies. Horrid.

    • ovarB

      These hairstyles are a like a snapshot into my family’s portraits, specifically my Mom’s!!! Big and swoopy!!

    • ladybane

      Yeah, I am just old enough to remember my mom and aunts and teachers dressing like that (but not looking so good… except my one aunt who was stylish and stylish could be until the day she died in her mink and silk garter stockings), however, even though Peggy’s outfit is probably heinous to the touch, she looks fresh and smart and well groomed. Joan is, of course, Joan and looks fabulous and Betty looks groovy-faboo… BUT
      Megan looks ghastly and absurd. I know they are doing the piles of hair and fake lashes and going all Shannon Tate on us, but she really looks awful. Embarrassingly so.

      • ladybane

        Which reading other comments… is probably on purpose. Duh.

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com/ The Gifted Collector

        That would be Sharon Tate.

    • Zeee

      All I see in these pics are Peggys suntan pantyhose. Or are they cinnamon. In the early 70s those were the two choices. They were god-awful then, and they’re perfectly god-awful here. Janie Bryant is a frickin’ genius.

      • alyce1213

        Cheap pantyhose will always be cheap pantyhose.

        • Chris

          Yes but if hers are Topaz pantyhose- they are less expensive, but never cheap! (According to Ginsberg anyway).

          • alyce1213

            That’s true.

      • another_laura

        Oh, those look like cinnamon to me. There was a very weird fad at my school where girls would purposely rip a hole in their hose and patch it with (pale pink) nail polish. Strange times.

      • ladybane

        I want to reach into the screen and claw them from her body. They do look thick and rubbery.

      • Kate Andrews

        I wonder if they still sell those somewhere, or if Janie had to dye the hose that color. Dreadful!

      • housefulofboys

        Wow, those pantyhose “flavor” names, a real blast from the past. Horrible.

      • rainwood1

        What? My cinnamon pantyhose didn’t make me look like a sun-kissed goddess back then???? My 16-year old self would be so disappointed.

    • jilly_d

      I MISSED STAN SO MUCH! And God, how I have missed yelling insults at Pete’s smarmy face on my screen. I cannot wait for this to return.

    • PastryGoddess

      I need some lace tights in my life IMMEDIATELY

    • another_laura

      I had Peggy’s brooch and earrings. I wanted desperately to have Megan’s look – too young for that.

    • Anna Bergman

      I hadn’t seen any promo pictures of Pete yet, so relieved to find them here!

    • CheriCPat

      Sally’s shoes! I would LOVE to have those today and I’m over 50!

    • majorbedhead

      Yep, my grandmother had that daisy brooch. My mother has it now.

      I have photos of my mother is similar get ups to some of these looks. The psychedelic prints…oof.

    • Tanya Wade

      I have multiples of Peggy’s daisy brooch, which is what living around SoFla’s thrift shops will get you. The boys in the “band” are beyond precious. Might I suggest Ascot Daddy and the Cowboys as their name?

    • kmk05

      TWIGGY MAKEUP! The only thing I’d quibble with in terms of Megan’s makeup is maybe the duochrome metallic lip colour, but those eyes are RIGHT ON POINT. Especially the double sets of lashes, top and bottom.

    • Dandesun

      For me, it was the backdrops. I went ‘Burbank!’ the second I saw Peggy’s shot by the luggage carousel. I don’t normally fly in or out of Burbank but the last time I did, I was standing outside waiting for my bags, looking at the sunshine on the palm trees and hearing the Beach Boys on the speakers and truly thought I was in a time warp.

      And that wall of very 60s/70s tiles that are missing the guitars, mikes and Ed Sullivan… LAX whenever my family would fly back to SoCal for Christmas with the grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins.

    • KayeBlue

      This reminds me: All I truly want in life is someone to come by my house and apply false eyelashes on me each morning.

    • Sammis

      Oh squeee!!! I have that green carpet with white daisies suitcase….with my initials on the snaps. Got it for high school graduation in 1969. Have not been able to make myself throw it away.

      • decormaven

        don’t even think about tossing the suitcase. Very desirable – many people are using them on stands as furniture now. Or stacking a set as an end table.

    • Cee Layton

      Megan= Priscilla Presley. Love Sally, Joan and Betty. The boys are magnificent, and Roger Sterling is sex on a stick.

    • housefulofboys

      I. cannot. wait. to see Pete again. When all is said and done I think I
      like watching him most of all (and that’s saying something because I’m
      generally obsessed with the show), he is given such juicy parts to play,
      and he puts such a nuanced touch on everything he says and does. Love!

      Someone mentioned Sally’s shoes being inaccurate, I have to say (having been pretty much exactly Sally’s age in 1969), I had a self-crocheted mini skirt and vest in orange and red which I paired with colored tights and matching orange and red suede shoes. Totally fab, probably the coolest I have (ever!) looked. So, on point to my eye.

      Don looks like he has his mojo back in this pics, I hope it’s the case and not just these promo photos. At least it looks like he’s back to work

      • Imasewsure

        Yes I had something like Sally’s look too. The tile wall though is the thing that brings me back the most. And the hair…My mom went hard for the Aquanet in the late 60′s!!

      • alyce1213

        That was me. My quibble was about the non-matching color of the shoes, and what you said supports my point: “… skirt and vest in orange and red which I paired with colored tights and matching orange and red suede shoes.” Yes, totally fab! The operative word is “MATCHING.” Sally’s shoes are correct style-wise (we all had shoes like that in 1969) but girls did not pair a blue/chartreuse/pink dress with olive green/red shoes. No way, not in my 1969.

        • formerlyAnon

          To my memory, yes. And if you were limited to a single pair of dress shoes, you tried to go for a “goes with anything,” if not a true neutral, color. I seem to remember getting white summer dress sandals for that very reason, and spending half my life getting black smudges off of them.

        • housefulofboys

          Hi! Well, I’m going to disagree (but just a little). Yes, I bought those matching shoes just for that outfit, but I only had a couple of pairs of dress shoes at that time so I either wore that outfit, or, on many occasions, I wore a non-matching outfit with the shoes. I recall my mother voicing her disapproval of my purchase for just that reason. It’s true, as formerlyAnon states, that most people didn’t have a wardrobe of shoes like they do now. I would also say that you could make the argument that, if you squint and the light is low, those shoes could at least “go with” the dress, as they pick up the green and orangey-yellow from her dress. I know the they all clash, but still I can see young Sally saying to her Mom, “See, they’re both green!!”.

      • http://www.jaimieteekell.com/ Jaimie

        Pete is my favorite to watch too.

    • dalgirl

      The Ed Sullivan backdrop also looks very Game Show.

    • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      While I love Megan and that’s a fierce look she’s sporting, that’s not a very flattering picture of her.

      And I haven’t stopped swooning over Joan’s entire look. LOVELOVELOVE

    • marlie

      DAMN, Peggy! I think Megan’s makeup is terrible, though. Also, I. CAN’T. WAIT.

    • NinjaCate

      Peggy’s in green and blue. ADULTERY!!!!
      I really wanted to do that.

    • Capt. Renault

      The wall from Jackie Brown!

      • decormaven

        You’re a film fan after my own heart.

    • carnush

      CAN. NOT. WAIT.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

      >We suspect a lot of people’s mothers and grandmothers had that brooch.

      And I thank them for putting them on eBay.

      • MommyMitzi

        My mom’s daisy brooch was orange.

        • Qitkat

          Mine (not mom’s, mine) was hot pink! Somewhere in a box, (I am absolutely terrible about putting photos in albums) there’s a picture of me with it pinned to a bright yellow mini sheath dress, with short, teased hair. But it’s been gone for years, ha!, the brooch, the dress, the hair, the slim figure, sigh…

    • NMMagpie

      Stan’s fringe is giving me life!

      That pic of Megan is a little too Cruella de Vil for me.

    • melanie0866

      Megan – YIKES. She looks 10 years older than at the end of last season. Are they going to have a “descent into madness” story arc for her?

      And I personally was SO GLAD when all the 70′s facial hair went away in the preppy 80′s. Give me clean-shaven and short-haired any day.

      Joan looks like pink dynamite. Awesome.

      And Don – no way anyone could live like him and look like that. No way.

      • Alloy Jane

        I know. I find it odd that he seems unscathed yet Megan looks wrung out. I hate the idea that she’s being punished for daring to marry him and then daring to leave him. Or will it be a Valley of the Dolls thing with her career being what kills her? I’m getting preemptively defensive about this…

        • formerlyAnon

          I’m voting career.

      • Seitan_Worshiper

        Hmmm…Perhaps a stint in rehab? (Or is it his Picture of Dorian Gray in a closet somewhere?)

    • leahpapa

      Kurt Andersen had a really great essay in Vanity Fair about how we haven’t really seen anything truly new in our cultural landscape (besides Internet tech) since about 1992, and that if you thought back in 20 year chunks prior to that, you’d notice big shifts in the way people dressed, the way cars looked, the way music sounded, etc. (You’d never mistake a picture from 1952 for one from 1972, for instance.) But since then, he argues we’re sort of stuck on pause. How dated does, say, the sofa you bought in the mid-90s look? Not very. I don’t know enough about cultural evolution and history to know whether I agree with him completely, but I found looking at these photos made me wish we had something to mark our era besides the constant threat of global collapse, a deteriorating ecosystem, and the rise of uber-plutocrats. If I can’t have flying cars or a cure for AIDS, at the very least I want some trend in eye makeup that, when seen later in a faded photograph, would make 2050 me say, “Oh, that is *so* 2014.”

      • CatherineRhodes

        That’s really interesting because my teenage daughter left the house this morning in Docs, ripped jeans and a cute flannel shirt. She could have been going to a Nirvana concert circa 1992. But she wasn’t trying to be retro, that’s what’s in BP at Nordstrom right now.

      • MommyMitzi

        I totally agree. I’m 49 so I remember some of the fashions of this Mad Men era for the new season. And when I look at old pix from then on (for example, when someone posts on “throw-back Thursday” I can also figure out nearly the exact year of the picture if it were taken in the 70, 80 or early 90s.) I was thinking of this exact same thing the other day–how fashions seem to have stalled–when I pulled a pair of jeans from my closet from 10 years ago that still fashionable now (low waist, fitted through the hip/thighs, boot cut) and how one of my favorite pairs of boots are probably 8 yrs old and the same as what you see on for sale now. Same goes for a ton of stuff in my closet and yes, in my house too. And not because I’m a frump–I’d like to think I’m quite fashionable and trendy–but the mainstream “trends” have definitely stagnated.

      • zoë

        I’ve had this feeling before, but I think that the differences will become more apparent as time goes on. A lot of furniture has had this kind of “basic” feel for about the last 20 years but fashion is very mutable. I can see teen fashion that reads differently from when I was in high school–a lot of the looks look dated and “basic” all these years later. I think cultural saturation is definitely slowing down the drastic evolution of style, but the trends are still noticeable. For example, the current makeup trend really seems to be a very strong eye in brown/gray (neutrals) with a nude lip and bronzer–very little color is involved. I think that look will be very recognizable as a 2010s look going forward. I think you can also attribute the “slowness” to the changes in “rules” for women. We’re no longer really looked down upon for our makeup choices in the office, for example. So just because I go with a bright lip and no other makeup (which really isn’t on trend)–I don’t necessarily look out of place or even edgy/different.

      • twocee

        My husband has made a similar observation about music. There hasn’t really been anything truly new in music since early 90′s grunge and the stuff that my 20 year old sons listen to could’ve been what I was listening to in 1996.

    • Denise Rambo

      I didn’t see any kitten heels in this post.

      • alyce1213

        Chunkier heels were the trend.

    • Hilda Elizabeth Westervelt

      Swoon! These pictures are amazing! Kiernan is my style icon.

    • suburbanbohemian

      Miss Holloway appears to have slimmed down a bit . Perhaps it is the dress or perhaps I just need to slim down myself.

      • CatherineRhodes

        She has, and she looks great.

    • Paula Pertile

      YUM. Thanks! Cannot wait.

    • formerlyAnon

      We feel like this scene is missing microphones and guitars. And possibly Ed Sullivan.

      This is why I love this blog.

      • MissusBee

        This band needs a name.

        Madison Morning
        Stanley and the Plaids
        Os Moustachios

        Someone help me out here.

        • Kitten Mittons

          Ken & The Skippers

        • Kit Jackson 1967

          I vote Madison Morning

    • formerlyAnon

      We suspect a lot of people’s mothers and grandmothers had that brooch.

      I still have that brooch. It was in a box of youthful odds-and-ends from my childhood bedroom that my brother sent me at one point. (In theory, as part of getting the house ready to sell. In theory only, so far.)

    • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

      LOVE! welcome to the 70s hunty’s!

    • shirab

      The only technology that hasn’t changed since then is the baggage carousel, apparently.

    • Lilyana_F

      Love, love, love, and cannot wait! I want the season to start already, but it’s bittersweet – I cannot deal with my Mad Men ending for good…

    • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

      It’s The Turtles! If they have “Happy Together” playing in the background……

      • formerlyAnon

        Oh, well done! Your visual memory is very good!

        • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

          I’m also really old and watched Ed Sullivan faithfully.

          • Kit Jackson 1967

            You’re not old, you just have great taste in music.

      • MartyBellerMask

        Oh yes! That was my first thought!

    • decormaven

      Love that cute purse Joan is sporting! She’s definitely upped the ante in the jewelry department. I’m going to have the best time looking at costuming this season. Please dear uncles, please have a spin through the Mad Men costuming department when you go to LA. I’d swoon just looking at the vintage footwear, judging from what I see here.

    • mommyca

      Jon Hamm’s stare can see through my soul….

    • PaintingChef

      I must have Megan’s eyelashes IMMEDIATELY… are they too much for the office?

    • Lilak

      Uhhh … I AM somebody’s mom who wore the daisy pin (matching earrings, too, but never ever worn at the same time). Also owned a pair of shoes exactly like Miss Shipka’s here — 3 little straps, same heel, same toe shape — except mine were solid red. Add these to Emmy Rossum’s red coat the other day, whose fraternal twin I wore during this MM period, and …. Requesting permission to freak out a little, sirs!

      • sagecreek

        Right there with ya, hon. Right there with ya.

        • Lilak

          XO -> sagecreek

    • MilaXX

      I am always more excited about the photo shoots than any interviews for each new season of Mad Men. These do not disappoint. My aunt also had that daisy pin Peggy is wearing.

    • sagecreek

      I love Sally’s tights!

      I was about 5-6 yrs younger than Sally, but when fishnets hit my elementary school, I was all over them. Alas, my mom? Not so much. She said only hookers wore fishnets. Bless her soul, I think of her now every time I buy a pair. (What? I’m old, I’m not dead.)

      • Glammie

        Oh, I was allowed fishnets as a little girl–bright orange and bright red to go with my hot pink striped minidress and chain belt.

        • sagecreek

          *weeps bitter salty tears*

          • formerlyAnon

            I can still remember how badly I wanted a mini-length jumper (American usage: dress you wear over a blouse) in early grade school and how my mother’s mild “I don’t think so, no.” turned into a mini-rant when it came up in front of my father. He was appalled by the idea.

            • Glammie

              Not only did I have a mini-jumper as a girl, but it was brown pleather. I wore it over a turtleneck: white, orange, blue . . . I think it was actually kind of cute in an only-in-the-60s way.

            • decormaven

              Probably a skinny rib turtleneck.

            • Glammie

              Yes! All of my turtlenecks were skinny-ribbed and made my neck itch. Nylon? Polyester? Some revolting miracle fiber, I’m sure.

            • formerlyAnon

              “Era of the Revolting Miracle Fiber”

              That’s really a great name for the period, considering the clothes we were most excited about at the time.

            • Glammie

              Bwahahaha! Acrylic, nylon, polyester. And, of course, Qiana. I knew a girl who got married in Qiana.

              Also, double-knit *everything.* I do *not* miss double-knit.

            • formerlyAnon

              I envied your kind, oh yes I did. ;-)

            • barbarasingleterry

              I had one of those pleather jumpers too. Loved it. Oh and a red crinkle shiny vinyl lined mini length trench coat that I wore over a red a line hip hugger miniskirt with a turtleneck in 8th grade. I felt so stylish. I rolled the waist of the skirt to make it shorter for a school dance…

        • MartyBellerMask

          Glammie! One of my favorite Mad Men commenters!

          • Glammie

            Awww, thanks. I’ve been out of the commenting loop on TLo lately, but I’ll be around Mad Men and reliving my childhood no doubt.

      • KinoEye

        Some things never change. My mom, born in 1951, had some choice words for when I put together a (truly frightening) teenage ensemble circa 2004 of black fishnets, a yellow and blue mini skirt with the Corona logo on it, a low-cut black sweater, and for some odd reason, Vans. The kind with the big, thick sole. She presented me to my father with the words, “What do you think? East Lancaster (notorious street in my city) hooker, right?” She was so, so right. Bless her for putting up with my batsh*t insane teenage wardrobe.

    • teensmom99

      For the record, I was born in 1962 and totally wore stuff like Sally’s outfit . . . and my mom dressed like Betty. Mom had the hair and definitey had dresses like that. I remember getting a Nehru dress in the late sixties WITH A MEDALLION and at age 7, I knew it was the coolest thing ever. I’m happy to say it was PINK!!

      • formerlyAnon

        You were one of the girls I envied in grade school!

    • Judy_J

      Yep, had the daisy pin like Peggy’s. And the chunky-heeled heels. True story….when panty hose came out, I cut the tops and wore them with a garter belt because I was so skinny that they would not stay up on my tiny frame. Later on I wore a girdle to hold my panty hose up. This was before spandex.

      • Glammie

        I still have a daisy pin like that–it was my mom’s. Daisy’s were huge right then–mega-daisy wall paper. Even my sleeping bag was covered with daisies.

        • Qitkat

          Oh my gosh, this reminded me of a quick A line dress I whipped up in a day, back then, covered with the most gourdawful cheerful daisies.

          • decormaven

            My sister made that dress as well. She even use some of the daisy trim for a headband.

          • Glammie

            A-lines were it, along with some high-ish waisted stuff that then had A-line skirts. Unescapable silhouette if you were young. As a grad student I lived in a house that had huge green-and-blue daisies on the kitchen wallpaper. Only thing is that it was the 80s by then, so not a good look . . .

        • http://www.GiftedCollector.com/ The Gifted Collector

          Wait until you guys see the daisy dress with the huge pointy white collar Joanie bought from me! I never had the nerve to wear it. She got it with the tags still on.

          • Glammie

            Ooh, that is so cool. I was actually thinking about you earlier and wondering what would show. Of course Joanie would have the nerve to wear one of those huge pilgrim collars. And a new flower. So looking forward to the analysis of *that*.

    • Doozie58

      I would probably have been about the same age as Sally at the same time, and I would have killed, I mean KILLED, for that outfit, especially the shoes. I wanted to be cool so badly, but between my body type and my mother’s just not quite getting it, it wasn’t gonna happen. I did decorate my room in yellow, orange and pink with green shag carpet, though, so there’s that.

    • dickylarue

      I know we’re not supposed to do this but I can’t not bring up the possible foreshadowing of Peggy’s skirt color to Roger’s blazer color and her penchant for older men and his for younger women. That is all.

      • melanie0866

        She’s not va-va-voom enough for him.

      • ellaquince

        I don’t think there’s any personality mix. Peggy is powerful in a way that Joan and Jane aren’t, and vice versa. I think he’d be intimidated by her ambition.

      • Qitkat

        Ick.

        • formerlyAnon

          Yeah. All those analytical comments earlier, but “ick” pretty much has my reaction covered. She knows too much about him and even if she somehow found herself charmed, I really believe the hard working career-oriented Peggy has been around long enough by now to know better.

    • shopgirl716

      Interesting that Megan and Betty have troweled on the makeup while Peggy and Joan are much more clean faced. Must be something to do with being a Mrs. Draper, current or former?

      • Little_Olive

        Noticed the same thing. Megan’s makeup looks plastered on, even. Actresses, I guess.

    • crash1212

      I had Sally’s outfit! I swear, Janie Bryant went into my closet and took the whole damned thing! Except, my shoes were a solid olive green and I couldn’t make my hair that hair…well, my Moms wouldn’t let me poof my hair out that much. The mini skirt was OK, but the hair was a bridge too far for her! I cannot WAIT for the new season.

    • Redlanta

      We feel like this scene is missing microphones and guitars.” And possibly Ed Sullivan. Yes- God Yes!! All I thought were Paul Revere and the Raiders!!!

    • Gatto Nero

      Roger eying the (much younger) woman in fishnets.
      Classic.

    • formerlyAnon

      Pete’s bitch face wins because it’s scarier. And it’s scarier because he looks like he can just shut off any reaction to anything you say to him – while Betty seems like you might get her to engage.

      His bitch face is also scary because you can sort of imagine that behind it he’s falling all to pieces.

    • Glammie

      In Joan’s defense, this was a year when *all* women under the age of 60 wore minis. My mother was a lawyer, for pete’s sake, and wore minis to court. I specifically remember one that was a black a-line with fake-fur cheetah-print collar and cuffs. I thought it was absolutely *fabulous*. But that’s what was passing as a professional work wear for women at the time.

      • Qitkat

        Lessee, my mom would have been 54 in 1969. My head would have exploded had I ever seen her wear a mini. Her head nearly exploded at the shortness of mine. Depended on the woman, the part of the country, and the career, I expect.

        • alyce1213

          It does depend. Your mom and mine were approximately the same age. My mom’s skirts got shorter for awhile, nothing scandalous, but she knew she had great legs and wanted to capitalize on that, wearing them about an inch above the knee. She didn’t object much to the extreme shortness of my skirts, I think maybe she’d have liked to wear minis herself.

        • Glammie

          Okay, women under 50 then–my mother was in her 40s at the time. But the ultra-short skirts of ’69 are part of why pants suits became so big

          • Qitkat

            Loved my pants suits and my minis. I think fashion just passed my mom by. She always looked nice, but never trendy, although she did send me clothes from time to time that were always current. And I don’t think she really hated my short skirts as much as I originally posted.

            • Glammie

              When you think of how short the time period was and how radically women’s fashions changed, it’s not surprising that a lot of women were holding back. I don’t think it would be an option for Joan as she’s at an ad agency in New York–but it would be quite a switch for me at this point.

    • BKagainwiththesweatpants

      Ted and The Dry Look made me laugh out loud. I almost yelped, “The wethead is dead! The wethead is dead!” I remember all those commercials.

    • YoungSally

      Good to see that Betty Ford’s hairdresser can still get a gig.

    • poorellensmith

      Sally’s shoes are wicked cute. But damn, does Megan need to moisturize her lips or what! Her mouth looks terrifying in that close-up shot.

    • Qitkat

      “Some” of us even remember when it was fashionable to get dressed up to fly.

      • alyce1213

        I remember my first flight. I had AN OUTFIT.

        • formerlyAnon

          Oh you make me laugh. My first flight, I had new pastel plaid culottes to go with a short sleeved blouse with some kind of trim matching the green in the culottes. Sandals and socks. Too young for stockings, too old for Keds. My mom wore something she called a “summer suit” (and spent the entire flight trying not to throw up when the little not-a-jet plane hit minor turbulence). My younger brother would have been about 6. My dad was waiting to take us straight from the plane to look at houses so my mom could decide which they were buying – he’d gone ahead to start a new job while my mom wrangled the end of a school year and a move.

          My poor mother.

          • alyce1213

            Okay, your pastel plaid culottes are killing me. Great story.
            My mother, whose kitchen I mentioned earlier as being chartreuse, had a major thing for said color and bought me chartreuse culottes, which I absolutely loved even though I didn’t love the color. I wore them with navy knee socks or tights and a navy crew-neck sweater (see Peggy’s outfit) and white blouse underneath. The way I dressed was kind of a mashup of “collegiate,” Carnaby St groovy, and hippie >>> all hippie, eventually.

    • lesliecarroll13

      Not kitten heels on Megan getting out of the Checker Cab. That’s a stacked heel!

    • Kimbolina

      Oh my god, I’m pretty sure the watch Joan is wearing is the same one I got from my grandma. It has interchangeable bands (metallic gold leather like she’s wearing, red leather, white leather, and black velvet) and interchangeable borders (?) for the watch face so you could change the shape of the face.

      • decormaven

        Yep, is it a Timex? Seems like I remember that set.

        • Kimbolina

          No, mine says Fortis. It comes in a cardboard case with “Seven Queens” embossed on the inside, for the seven face borders.

          It could be a pretty common design back then though.

          • decormaven

            You have a desirable watch. Look at EBay.

    • dnb8

      Betty’s wearing a box of Good & Plenty and Megan’s latest role is on Dark Shadows. Stan reminds me of Colby Keller here.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Thanks for never changing, Don Draper. (You gorgeous hunk o’ man.)

      • Sofia Lopez Garcia

        He doesn’t ever need to change. *Sigh*

    • paintedfish

      Joan, I so want to look like her when I grow up. Megan, geez a loo, those are some lashes.

    • MichelleRafter

      Those yellow and orange mosaic tile walls are on LAX walkways that run between gates and baggage claim areas in terminals that haven’t had makeovers — filmmakers have been using them forever.

    • MichelleRafter

      Also, I had ensembles exactly like Sally’s, down to the patent leather shoes with block heels and three little straps across the top of the foot.

    • sweetlilvoice

      Thank you for posting these pics and the amazing commentary. I cannot wait for the next season. I also got my signed book card and magnet a few days ago! Thank you! I think Megan looks a little scary here, a little like a bobble head…but Joan and Peggy look amazing. Thanks to you two, I noticed Peggy’s earrings right off! The times are a changing…

    • Beardslee

      I have that daisy brooch, only with a stem. It belonged to my mother and I wear it regularly in warm weather.

      • Suse

        I had one, too. Also in pink.

    • Suse

      I so miss ’60s fashion!

    • Hetha Innis

      Loving the comments from the BK’s that remember the 70′s! So fun!

    • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      I love the first picture of Peggy and the boys, it’s like a twist of the Scooby Doo gang.

      • Kit Jackson 1967

        Joan is Daphne, Peggy is Velma, Stan is Shaggy, Ken is Fred,

    • Hermione

      Jessica Paré looks like Elvira. Yuk. And I wouldn’t call her shoes kitten heels, although maybe Betty’s are.
      I think Pete only wins the bitch face-off because Betty is not really trying.

    • Sunraya

      Wow!!! I am always stunned at how gorgeous Christine Hendricks can look when she usually looks so horribly dressed on the runway!! She needs to hire whoever dresses her for this show.
      And the little girl – I had the same exact pair of leggings when I was nine in 1970. It really jolted my memory!!

    • KSuKim

      Forget the mothers and grandmothers, I had that brooch! And wore it on a dress the same shade of green.

    • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

      CAN’T WAIT.

    • http://logical-insnaity.com/ elizonthelam

      LOVE the use of the LAX colored tile tunnel! (Or at least i’m assuming that’s where that is.)

    • niki nelson

      I STILL have Peggy’s brooch. Or one similar from Avon that had perfume behind a little door in the center.

    • http://tvblogster.blogspot.com Boop

      That baggage claim looks like Burbank airport. J’adore Sally who is coming into her Marsha Brady phase. Those shoes are amazing. Meanwhile, in the bowels of hell, Megan’s spider lashes and make up is scaring the b’jebus out of me.

    • Eric Stott

      Pete Campbell could walk down Madison Avenue today and go unnoticed, save that he’d be a little more formal than most office workers today.

    • http://dorothydamage.wordpress.com/ Dorothy Damage

      I love this all so much! And I neeeed Sally’s shoes.

    • MannahattaMamma

      You uncles are so effing smart, that’s what. Media studies 101 happening right here, right now.

    • andreawey

      I’ve come to the conclusion that, fashion-wise, the sixties were much nicer to women than men….

    • p_capet

      aw, where is bob?

      • Chevalle

        and his beautiful thighs.

      • MartyBellerMask

        I know. :( Sniff. Doesn’t mean he’s not here though. They are just avoiding spoilers…

    • judybrowni

      Screw your grandmothers: I wore that daisy pin in high school.

    • random_poster

      The first word that came to mind when I, too, got to Betty’s close-up was AquaNet. Nothing compares.

    • SierraDelta

      Does Peggy really have no eyelashes on her lower lids?

    • Chevalle

      Let us pray to the good Lord for more Joan this season.

      • Anton

        And this would also mean more Bob and Roger. I can’t wait and would love to know how they will get the Stonewall Riots into the plot…

        • Kit Jackson 1967

          Are we sure they will? It’s a big deal now, but it wasn’t that big of a deal then. This show doesn’t ususally place historical characters at major events. Maybe we’ll hear it about it from Joan in passing. Unless she’s moved, her apartment wasn’t that far away from Stonewall.

          • Anton

            Well, now that we have Bob Benson staying with Joan, there would be some connection, but you’re right… It’s all just wishful thinking. Still, I think they will somehow connect it to Bob Benson coming out at work or so.

            • Kit Jackson 1967

              In 1969, I could see someone coming out in one of the “creative fields”-art, music, performance, maybe a copywriter. Bob is in accounts, and is dealing with some really conservative people. I don’t think he’ll be coming out anytime soon. When did move move in with Joan? How did I miss this?

            • 3hares

              He never moved in with Joan–I think maybe they referred to Bob being there at Thanksgiving at Joan’s house? Presumably Bob’s mostly living in Detroit because he’s on Chevy.

            • Kit Jackson 1967

              That’s what confused me. Thanks for clearing that up. I do think Bob and Joan are great as friends, and super-cute “couple.” It’s win-win all around. No one is going to think Bob is gay if they think he’s dating Joan. Joan gets a great male role model for Kevin. Bob is also fun guy to hang out with, who isn’t constantly thinking about having sex with her.

            • Anton

              Oh sorry, I didn’t mean that he moved in with Joan. English’s not my first language, so what I meant was, that they’re friends. Or did he move now to somewhere else (where the Chevy’s are)? Maybe he doesn’t need to come out to the Chevy people, but at Sterling Cooper…

            • Kit Jackson 1967

              Thanks for the clarification. I’m not sure how accepting people at Sterling Cooper would be. Pete knows, but hasn’t told Roger, so that’s a good sign. Don didn’t care that Sal was gay. Don cared when Sal’s personal life impacted Sterling Cooper. When Kurt came out, Harry said some pretty awful things, but this many years later (plus all his time in LA) might have changed his opinion. It would be interesting to see, but I don’t think he can be out at Sterling Cooper, and in the closet during a client meeting. It’ll be fun to see what happens.

            • Anton

              I think that Stonewall will influence Sterling Cooper and maybe they will do something with Judy Garland? Who knows?…

            • Kit Jackson 1967

              Stonewall may get a mention, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it wasn’t mentioned at all. I think Judy Garland’s death is more likely to get a mention, probably by Roger, Joan, or Betty. It would fit in well with the passing of the older generation/the end of an era.

            • Anton

              That’s what I meant, maybe with the death of Judy Garland, we will get also a mention of the Stonewall riots. Anyway, I hope Joan is involved.

            • Kit Jackson 1967

              The connection between Stonewall and the death of Judy Garland isn’t that strong. They happened close together, but impacted two different segments of the gay community. Stonewall was a bar for the younger crowd, like Bob and people younger than he. Most of the Judy Garland fans were older, and much closer in age to Sal.

              Do you see it happening as a reference (people sitting in the office-can you believe what happened this weekend or Joan and Bob somehow getting caught up in the riots). If he covers it, I think the first approach is more likely. Which approach would you hope to see? A lot of fans want Matt to do something with Stonewall, but I’m not sure it will happen.

              Another reason it would be really cool to see them do soemthing with Judy Garland’s death, would be because it would call back to season 2 when they did an episode on Marilyn Monroe.

            • Anton

              We can hope for sure, but I also think that it won’t happen… Still, Joan and Bob getting caught up in the riots would be awesome. I love the idea of Joan in a gay bar (TLo proposed it in the last Mad Style, I think). But with Bob we have a connection to the riots. I’d love to see something with the riots happening on Mad Men. Just the thought of Mad Men drag queens…

            • Kit Jackson 1967

              Instead of showing the Stonewal riot, I like the idea of Joan and Bob bailing out one of Bob’s friends after he’s been arrested at the riot. It seems more in keeping with what “Mad Men” does.

    • SierraDelta

      Betty=Joan Kennedy?

    • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/the-downton-abbey-dish-season-4-episode-5/ Gotham Tomato

      I remember those lace tights and shoes from elementary school! It was a great era for hosiery: Lace, fishnets, opaques, I loved them all. And I had a pair of those shoes in red and blue.

      –GothamTomato

    • Elsewhere1010

      Go back to the shot of Peggy at the airport. Look at her brooch. Now look at the suitcase in the near-center of the shot. Yes, she’s wearing her luggage.

      • Kit Jackson 1967

        Well, if you look a color or pattern, you might buy it in more than one thing. It’s still a really funny and great observation.

    • luluransom

      Shooting these in front of the old LAX mosaic walls is brilliant! Effortlessly brings back that exact moment in time.

    • tripletmom96

      love this stuff…. “We predict orange and pink as the dominant color scheme this season” – oh, what memories this brings back. those were my go-to colors in the 60′s. my bedroom was done in those colors – i had paper curtains (yes, PAPER) in a psychedelic print and throw pillows that were clear plastic blow ups with pink & orange designs printed on them. lots of fun, particularly for a budding teenager.

      • Qitkat

        Oh, thanks for the memory. Those clear plastic blow up pillows. I had completely forgotten about them. Everyone thought they were so cool.

    • ScarlettHarlot

      I’m so jealous of Peggy in that first photo. I would like to be on that flight. Except for Harry, he can move along. But the rest of the boys can stay!

    • Mary Stone

      Megan/Jessica Pare is giving Valley of the Dolls realness – seriously. She looks like she’s been eating uppers in the morning to get out of first gear, followed by cocktails and downers in the evening.

      • KinoEye

        Right on. I think they’re continuing to link her to Sharon Tate in more ways than one (NOT the Manson murders, internet conspiracy theorists). A few people have questioned why she looks so harsh in that photo, and I think it’s got to be intentional. Her acting career probably won’t be going too well when we catch up with everybody in April.

        • MartyBellerMask

          YES. Her connections served her well in NY, but it may be another story out in LA.

    • janet

      Joan is stunning …. Megan? Damn I wish that bitch was gone….

    • barbarasingleterry

      Love Sally’s dress, tights and matching headband. Had to have the coordinating hair accessories to be really in style! I had a pair of red shoes like Sally’s, my favorites.

    • http://batman-news.com boweryboy

      Wow. I’m super excited. This is my pretty for the day. Also, Megan is serving up some seriously hardcore Jackie Susann realness.

    • MartyBellerMask

      DAMN I wish Disqus was working for me. My favorite comments are on the MAD MEN posts.
      Some observations, and I hope I don’t repeat too many people:
      1. I don’t care too much about Peggy’s gloves, but I love her CONFIDENCE.
      2. Why so few pictures of Pete?
      3. SALLY’S LACE TIGHTS!!!!
      4. Ted looks awful.

    • otterbird

      Sigh. I remember Michael Nesmith wore a fringe jacket just like Stan’s in Season 2 of “The Monkees” and I wanted one so bad. Because of course, that would make a 5’4″, slightly chubby 15-year-old girl look cool. Just as well it was the 1980s and I couldn’t find one.

      • MartyBellerMask

        THAT’S who I was trying to think of!! Sure, lots of people wore that jacket, but Nesmith is the one I knew the best. I too watched The Monkees (on Nickelodeon!) in the 80s.

        • otterbird

          I saw the reruns on MTV and then went to see them in concert. Three times. Worth it; it gave me a great and utterly unashamed love for Herman’s Hermits, who were still on the tour the first time I saw them.

    • Kit Jackson 1967

      Thank you so much for posting these pictures.

      “We feel like this scene is missing microphones and guitars. And possibly Ed Sullivan.” OMG-so much yes! Although the lack of Ed Sullivan could be explained by the fact that it’s an album cover, or a poster in one of the teen magazines.

      Also, I loved what Peggy was wearing. I’m surprised she’s still wearing white gloves.

      “Tom’s grandmother had that exact brooch. We suspect a lot of people’s mothers and grandmothers had that brooch.” I want Peggy’s sunflower brooch.

      I adore Sally’s dress and what looks like a matching headband.

      • MartyBellerMask

        I was thinking Ken Cosgrove could be the Ed Sullivan stand in. He’s SO square compared to the other fellas.

        • Kit Jackson 1967

          Works for me.

    • Elizabeth I

      I had those lace tights! And my mom had Megan’s dress.

    • CincinnatiJohnnie

      Fourth picture from the end, close up of Peggy – the buttons are not lined up. Does this indicate the garment was home-made?

    • Erin Summers

      Clara totally wore hoops, beeteedubs.